July 11 cannot come soon enough

You have no idea how excited I am about Myung-wol the Spy, which is set to premiere on July 11th. The other night, I watched the first episode…IN MY DREAM. That’s how legit I am.

Anyway. I don’t really love the premise of the show (another spy story…) and I don’t really care for any of the second leads (I just can’t learn to like Lee Jin-wook…) but I LOVE Eric and I feel like I’m in the minority in loving Han Ye-seul, so I think a rom-com with them together is going to be so fun. I’m hoping that their chemistry is explosive because apparently for me, explosive chemistry really makes or breaks a drama for me (hence, why I’m still watching the shitfest that is Lie to Me, but have found Best Love boring).

But can I just talk about my Eric love for a second?

I find Eric fascinating. He is one of those idols who are so good at their post-idol careers that I wonder if some part of him is embarrassed that being part of a boy band paved the way for his later endeavors. I would be mortified that I had to fake being “good” at dancing and singing and rapping and performing in sync when I was meant for something else. (See: Kimura Takuya, Yoon Kye-sang and Siwon, but mostly Siwon, because if I were as good-looking as Siwon and so much better looking than anybody in my THIRTEEN MEMBER boy group, I don’t know how I can refrain myself from jumping that shit asap for higher grounds.)

I also really love Eric for sentimental reasons, because my foray into Kpop wouldn’t have been complete if I didn’t watch this repeatedly, and he was a nice part of everything that got me into Kpop (Hyori’s Anycall commercials, X-Man, SM Entertainment).

That and Eric is a genuinely good actor. I know this is hard to believe if you watched Strongest Chil Woo, but he was really good in Que Sera, Sera. I’m kinda bummed that I won’t get to see him in a legitimately serious story that involves a really good cast of actors (Poseidon), but I foresee a lot of dramas in Eric’s post-army career.

Let’s end this on a nice nostalgic note:

  • oreoreo

    Ahhh Eric and Brian truly helped me see the lighter side of Kpop in the early stages.. happy days lol

  • linhee

    “but mostly Siwon, because if I were as good-looking as Siwon and so much better looking than anybody in my THIRTEEN MEMBER boy group, I don’t know how I can refrain myself from jumping that shit asap for higher grounds”

    I could not stop laughing when I read this line. And then I thought of Kibum :|

    • http://evacuatewithstyle.org/ Amy

      kibum might be smarter than anybody gives him credit for ;)

  • Poupée

    what happened to kibum ?

  • jeannie

    cant agree more. eric and han yeseul came to singapore to film part of this drama, where eric also hosted a showcase for sgrean fans as part of the show. i managed to catch few glimpses of eric’s character as kangwoo in spy myongwol and im getting so psyched for this drama. at the same time, i cant help but think kangwoo’s character is an uncanny resemblance to Rain in real life…… heh maybe its just me.

    doesnt hurt that i happen to love eric in shinhwa as well! got a pic with the man here in singapore! he’s sizzling hot, even when walking around in pjs unshaved.